Israel isn't involved in efforts at a diplomatic solution in Syria, just as it's not meddling in the war. They are skeptical of the deal – especially as fighting spills over from across the border.
Abu Omar Saraqeb was a founding member of Al-Qaida's powerful Syrian branch and had been among the jihadists who fought U.S. forces in Iraq after the invasion in 2003 before returning to Syria.
Release of 12 Yemini nationals and three Afghans a 'powerful sign' that Obama intends to close prison before end of term.
Yemeni forces re-take control of two cities previously captured by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula - widely considered the most dangerous branch of the global militant group.
The Syrian group's rebranding could allow it to take part in the negotiations over the country's future, while opening a stream of Qatari and Saudi funds. Now, even the U.S. may see it as a partner.
Nusra Front renames itself Jabhat Fatah al Sham so international community can no longer use pretext of its affiliation with Al-Qaida to attack Syrians, group's leader says.
The Obama administration last week slapped sanctions on the three, saying they are based in Iran, which it accused of helping transfer money and fighters from South Asia to the Mideast.
Assassinations, shootings and bombings in the Ain al-Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon are aimed at showing that Fatah and other Palestinian factions are losing control.
If right-wing, racist and xenophobic populists come to power, this means that radical Islamist terrorism has achieved its goal and won.
The 28 pages of the report on the 2002 investigation focus on potential Saudi links to the 2001 aircraft attacks on the United States, in which nearly 3,000 people died.